Class StringEncoderComparator

All Implemented Interfaces:

public class StringEncoderComparator extends Object implements Comparator
Compares Strings using a StringEncoder. This comparator is used to sort Strings by an encoding scheme such as Soundex, Metaphone, etc. This class can come in handy if one need to sort Strings by an encoded form of a name such as Soundex.

This class is immutable and thread-safe.

  • Constructor Details

  • Method Details

    • compare

      public int compare(Object o1, Object o2)
      Compares two strings based not on the strings themselves, but on an encoding of the two strings using the StringEncoder this Comparator was created with. If an EncoderException is encountered, return 0.
      Specified by:
      compare in interface Comparator
      o1 - the object to compare
      o2 - the object to compare to
      the Comparable.compareTo() return code or 0 if an encoding error was caught.
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